MPCA to ‘Blast’ off with Griffin in lead

De Souza penned script, Hickox to helm

Fresh off Universal’s “Undercover Brother,” Eddie Griffin will play the lead in the Motion Picture Corp. of America and IWP/Gemini Films actioner “Blast!”

Written by “Die Hard” scribe Steven E. De Souza and directed by Anthony Hickox (“Hellraiser III”), “Blast!” is described as “Die Hard” on an oil rig.

Principal photography will commence in December in South Africa, with casting ongoing.

Brad Krevoy, Klaus Rettig and David Lancaster are producing the pic on a $20 million budget.

The William Morris- and Brillstein-Grey-repped Griffin next appears in his own script, laffer “My Baby’s Mama,” at Miramax Films, helmed by Cheryl Dunye. Pic is lensing in Toronto and will preem next year.

In March, Artisan Entertainment will release MPCA’s Mort Nathan-directed “Boat Trip.” Cuba Gooding Jr. toplines with Horatio Sanz, Roger Moore and Victoria Silvstedt.

In addition, MPCA has just completed principal photography and is in post-production on the teen comedy “Barely Legal,” penned by “American Pie 2” scribe David Steinberg. Directed by David Mickey Evans, the Amy Smart starrer is a teen sex comedy about an attempt to produce an adult film.

More Film

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense

    Fresh off Universal’s “Undercover Brother,” Eddie Griffin will play the lead in the Motion Picture Corp. of America and IWP/Gemini Films actioner “Blast!” Written by “Die Hard” scribe Steven E. De Souza and directed by Anthony Hickox (“Hellraiser III”), “Blast!” is described as “Die Hard” on an oil rig. Principal photography will commence in December […]

  • Matt Damon Boston Marathon documentary

    Matt Damon-Christian Bale's Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Set for Summer 2019

    Fresh off Universal’s “Undercover Brother,” Eddie Griffin will play the lead in the Motion Picture Corp. of America and IWP/Gemini Films actioner “Blast!” Written by “Die Hard” scribe Steven E. De Souza and directed by Anthony Hickox (“Hellraiser III”), “Blast!” is described as “Die Hard” on an oil rig. Principal photography will commence in December […]

  • Shia LaBeouf Toronto Film Festival

    Film News Roundup: Shia LaBeouf to Star in David Ayer's Thriller 'Tax Collector'

    Fresh off Universal’s “Undercover Brother,” Eddie Griffin will play the lead in the Motion Picture Corp. of America and IWP/Gemini Films actioner “Blast!” Written by “Die Hard” scribe Steven E. De Souza and directed by Anthony Hickox (“Hellraiser III”), “Blast!” is described as “Die Hard” on an oil rig. Principal photography will commence in December […]

  • Benicio Del Toro Sicario 2

    'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    Fresh off Universal’s “Undercover Brother,” Eddie Griffin will play the lead in the Motion Picture Corp. of America and IWP/Gemini Films actioner “Blast!” Written by “Die Hard” scribe Steven E. De Souza and directed by Anthony Hickox (“Hellraiser III”), “Blast!” is described as “Die Hard” on an oil rig. Principal photography will commence in December […]

  • Silk movie

    Spider-Man's 'Silk,' a Korean-American Superhero, Gets Her Own Movie

    Fresh off Universal’s “Undercover Brother,” Eddie Griffin will play the lead in the Motion Picture Corp. of America and IWP/Gemini Films actioner “Blast!” Written by “Die Hard” scribe Steven E. De Souza and directed by Anthony Hickox (“Hellraiser III”), “Blast!” is described as “Die Hard” on an oil rig. Principal photography will commence in December […]

  • Jason Blum Talks 'Get Out 2,'

    Jason Blum on 'Get Out 2' and Why He Couldn't Have Made 'A Quiet Place'

    Fresh off Universal’s “Undercover Brother,” Eddie Griffin will play the lead in the Motion Picture Corp. of America and IWP/Gemini Films actioner “Blast!” Written by “Die Hard” scribe Steven E. De Souza and directed by Anthony Hickox (“Hellraiser III”), “Blast!” is described as “Die Hard” on an oil rig. Principal photography will commence in December […]

  • Diego Luna

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to Address Latino Association Summit, Diego Luna to Be Honored

    Fresh off Universal’s “Undercover Brother,” Eddie Griffin will play the lead in the Motion Picture Corp. of America and IWP/Gemini Films actioner “Blast!” Written by “Die Hard” scribe Steven E. De Souza and directed by Anthony Hickox (“Hellraiser III”), “Blast!” is described as “Die Hard” on an oil rig. Principal photography will commence in December […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content